ZW016
Matobo Hills


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2001

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyana LC resident 1998 present A3
White-throated Robin-chat Dessonornis humeralis LC resident 1998 present A3
Boulder Chat Pinarornis plumosus LC resident 1998 present A3
White-breasted Sunbird Cinnyris talatala LC resident 1998 present A3
Eastern Miombo Sunbird Cinnyris manoensis LC resident 1998 present A3
Broad-tailed Paradise-whydah Vidua obtusa LC resident 1998 present A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2011 high near favourable low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance war, civil unrest and military exercises happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland Grassland - edaphic, dry 0 0 good (> 90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inselbergs, kopjes & inland cliffs 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) Unknown Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Matopos National Park 42,400 is identical to site 42,400
Lake Matopos Recreation Park 2,900 protected area contained by site 2,900

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Forest -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inselbergs, kopjes & inland cliffs -
Grassland Grassland - edaphic, dry -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Matobo Hills. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/04/2021.